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For Students of The University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


Dr. Paul Wong

Wong named dean of College of Liberal Arts

Paul Wong, dean of the College of Arts and Letters at San Diego State University, has been appointed incoming dean of the College of Liberal Arts effective July 1.

Dr. Wong brings to UT Arlington a distinguished record of academic accomplishment at SDSU’s largest single college that includes 18 academic departments, 15 centers and institutes, a number of research journals, and the SDSU Press. He is director of International Partnerships at SDSU, a professor of sociology, and oversees the Social Science Research Laboratory and the Charles Hostler Institute for World Affairs. 

Under Wong’s leadership, SDSU’s College of Arts and Letters has raised almost $50 million for endowed professorships, scholarships, lectureships, and the naming of facilities and has active international programs in more than 20 countries through exchanges, research projects, and degree offerings.

Read more about Wong's appointment.

Rolling Stones 'Zip Code' tour to include UTA's A Cappella Choir

UTA's A Cappella Choir will experience life on the big stage when its members perform with the Rolling Stones during the rock band’s “Zip Code” concert Saturday, June 6, at AT&T Stadium.

Over the past few decades, the choir has received many distinguished honors and has appeared before the Texas Music Educators Convention, with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, at the national convention of the American Choral Directors Association, and with the Manhattan Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. June 6 will mark the choir’s first time performing with rock royalty.

Read more about UTA's A Cappella Choir and the Rolling Stones.

  MavPic track sendoff

Cheering on the Mavs

UT Arlington fans, students, and staff helped send off members of the track and field team to the NCAA Regionals in Austin. Four athletes finished in the top 12 to advance to the nationals in Eugene, Ore., June 10-13. Read more in the Sports section. See photos and video at

Lot 49 closed for repairs today

Lot 49 between Cooper and West streets and south of Mitchell Street will be closed for repairs today, Tuesday, June 2. Remaining vehicles may be subject to towing at the owner’s expense. 

Contact Parking and Transportation Services at or 817-272-3907.

Campus job openings on Snap Jobs

Several job openings on campus for 2015-16 are listed on SnapJobs. For more details and to apply, go to UTA's Snap Jobs site.

Enjoy Texas Rangers games with discounted tickets

UT Arlington students, faculty, staff, and alumni can enjoy selected Texas Rangers games with discounted tickets. Visit, click on University of Texas at Arlington, and use the password GOMAVS to get your discounted tickets.

Check List


Thursday, June 4

Last day of classes for summer intersession.

Friday, June 5

Final exams for summer intersession.

Sunday, June 7

Regular registration ends for summer I and 11-week terms.

Monday, June 8

First day of classes for summer I and 11-week terms.

Late registration for summer I and 11-week terms through Tuesday, June 9.

Deadline to submit meningitis vaccination documentation for summer I and 11-week terms.

Wednesday, June 10

Census date for summer 14-week term.

Thursday, June 11

Census date for summer I term.

Final grades posted for summer intersession.

First summer session and 11-week term begin Monday

Classes for the first summer session and the 11-week session begin Monday, June 8. Late registration for these sessions continues through Tuesday, June 9.

Summer intersession final grades called official June 11

Final grades for the summer intersession are scheduled to be available after noon Thursday, June 11. View grades by logging in to MyMav.

When the grades are official, a notice will be posted on the Records and Registration website. Grades are sometimes viewable before all end-of-term processes are completed, so check that they have been announced as official.

You can hold your transcript order for final grades.

Meningitis vaccination documentation required

All new students and those not enrolled in the spring term will not be able to register for summer sessions until they file proof of meningitis vaccination.

As of Jan. 1, 2012, incoming Texas college students and students returning after an absence of at least one fall or spring semester who are under 22 years old must submit documentation of immunization against bacterial meningitis.

You must have received the vaccine within the past five years and no later than the first day of your first session at UT Arlington. Students who fail to meet this requirement will be dropped from courses.

UT Arlington has contracted with Magnus Health SMR to collect student vaccination records, verify the documents, and maintain the records in compliance with federal privacy laws.

For more information, visit UTA's meningitis website.

Registration now open for summer and fall 2015

Priority registration for summer and fall terms has begun. Advising is available in your academic department.

Check for your appointment time on the registration timetable, which is available in your MyMav Student Center, along with information on whether you need to see an academic adviser before you’re eligible to register. A list of academic advising offices is online.

The MyMav schedule of classes is updated daily. Plan to validate your course selections when registration opens.

Transcripts available in PDF format

UT Arlington now offers transcripts in PDF format. Students can send PDF transcripts by email to another university, a potential employer, or themselves. Read more about ordering transcripts.

Print your own enrollment verification

Enrollment verification for the summer semester is available online. To print your verification, log on to MyMav, go to Student Center, and click on Request Enrollment Verification to access the National Student Loan Clearinghouse.

Going Out

Thursday, June 11

Free Outdoor Movie: 'The Divergent Series: Insurgent' Bring a chair or a blanket, a picnic, and friends for outdoor movies each Thursday. Free popcorn. Upcoming movies are Cinderella (2015), June 18; Jurassic Park (1993), June 25; Furious Seven (2015), July 9; The Breakfast Club (1985), July 16. Free. 9 p.m., lawn behind the Maverick Activities Center. EXCEL Campus Activities.


Special Collections: !Viva Mexico! A Comic Book History of Mexico A rare look inside the rise of comic books in 20th century Mexico, their literary, cultural, and entertainment value, and influence by the Mexican government. Hours 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, sixth floor, Central Library. Through Aug. 8UT Arlington Libraries Special Collections.

fantasy in sand

Fantasy in the Sand Internationally renowned sand sculptors have carved 3 million pounds of sand into several scenes from L. Frank Baum’s famous book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The experience includes a 2,000-square-foot sandbox where kids can create their own sand sculptures while parents watch from an observation deck. ark in Arlington. Tickets $19.99 with for ages 11 and younger, active military, and groups. Hours vary. Lot F by Globe Life Park. Through Aug. 23Fantasy in the Sand.

Juneteenth in Texas: 150 Years of Freedom More than 60 photographs explore issues of Texas African-Americans from Emancipation to the Civil Rights era. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Aug. 9. Sixth floor, Central Library. Center for Greater Southwestern Studies.

Planetarium The summer schedule features Texas StargazingStars of the Pharaohs; One World, One SkyCosmic Color; Dynamic Earth, Pink Floyd, Secret of the Cardboard Rocket, and Spacepark 360: InfinityPlanetarium.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)

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Wednesday, June 3

Arlington Technology Association Lecture John Promise, formerly with the North Central Texas Council of Governments, presents "Shaping the Region: Why Fort Worth Is Not Dallas (and Vice Versa)." He will describe the personalities and geographic factors influencing the cities’ development and highlight their growth challenges into the 21st century. Light breakfast provided. RSVP. Free. 7-8 a.m., Room 100, Nedderman Hall. Arlington Technology Association.

U.S. Manufacturing Symposium The symposium is a Walmart initiative to create affordable, flexible, automated solutions to bring manufacturing back to the United States. See the schedule. Admission $35, $120 for exhibitors; 25 free passes for students. UTARI, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd. S., Fort Worth. UT Arlington Research Institute.


Career Development Job search assistance, including resume reviews and interview and networking tips; employer events, such as information sessions and on-campus interviews; and career development assistance are provided. Upcoming events are on the website. Call 817-272-2932 for an appointment. Career Development Center.

Center for Students in Recovery Celebrate Recovery 12-step meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Room 107, Social Work Building; and student-led, open Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, noon, Wednesdays, Room 314, Central Library. Center for Students in Recovery.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)

Sports Notes

Names to know: John Sauerhage, top left, was named the Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year by the Sun Belt Conference. Top right, Stuart Deane is the new men’s and women’s golf coach. Bottom, senior sprinter Clayton Vaughn recently ran one of the fastest wind-legal men's 100-meter dashes in NCAA history, torching the field at the Sun Belt Championships in 9.93 seconds. Vaughn's time is the fastest wind-legal time by a collegian this year and tied for the fourth fastest ever. See the story by WFAA.

Track athletes qualify for NCAA Championships

Four UTA athletes will be heading to the NCAA Track and Field Championships after three days of competition ended Saturday at the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Austin.

Junior Roland Sales qualified in the high jump with a personal best leap of 7 feet, 1 1/2 inches—the second-best mark in school history. Senior Emil Blomberg’s time of 8:48.60 earned him a second consecutive NCAA berth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Senior sprinters Quentin Butler (9.99) and Clayton Vaughn (10.08) both qualified in the 100 meters.

The NCAA Championships are set for Wednesday-Saturday, June 10-13, in Eugene, Ore.

Sauerhage repeats as SBC coach of the year

The Sun Belt Conference has named John Sauerhage its Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year.

Under his guidance, the men’s team won its second straight conference title this season.

Sauerhage has now been named conference outdoor men’s coach of the year four times, twice in the SBC and twice in the Southland Conference. Including both men’s and women’s cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track, he has received 26 coach-of-the-year honors since taking the reins of the UTA programs in 1996.

Track performers earn all-conference honors

Eleven Maverick men and eight women were named All-Sun Belt Conference for the 2015 outdoor track and field season.

Clayton Vaughn (100m, 200m), Quentin Butler (100m, 200m), Emil Blomberg (1,500m, 3,000m steeplechase), and Craig Lautenslager (5,000m, 10,000m) won multiple individual honors for the men.

On the women’s side, Gabriela Alfonzo earned all-conference accolades in the 5,000- and 10,000-meter races.

Deane hired to take over golf programs

UTA Athletics has named Stuart Deane as men’s and women’s golf coach. He had served as assistant men’s coach since February and was previously a volunteer assistant for the Mavericks.

Deane is a PGA teaching professional at Rolling Hills Country Club in Arlington and has played in 10 PGA Tour events. He came to the United States in 1996 after an impressive professional career in Australia and Asia.

UTA will add women’s golf to its NCAA Division I intercollegiate programs beginning in the 2017-18 academic year.

Baseball season ends at Sun Belt tourney

UTA’s season ended May 22 with a 5-1 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette in the Sun Belt Conference Championship in Troy, Ala.

The seventh-seeded Mavericks opened the double-elimination tournament with a 13-5 victory over No. 2 Troy before losing the second game 10-2 to sixth-seeded Texas State.

UTA finished the season with a 24-32 record that included three victories over ranked teams. The 2015 schedule included nine games against teams rated in the RPI top 15

Baseball players pick up additional honors

Senior infielders Levi Scott and Travis Sibley continue to earn postseason awards. 

Scott has been named to the Sun Belt Baseball All-Tournament Team, while Sibley is a Sun Belt All-Conference second-team selection by College Sports

The players were named to the All-Sun Belt second team as selected by the conference’s head coaches. They also landed spots on the Commissioners List, which recognizes student-athletes with at least a 3.5 GPA.

Sports Shorts

The women’s doubles team of junior Elizabeth Thoms and sophomore Angeles de los Rios fell 6-2, 6-1 to top-ranked Alabama in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Division I Doubles Tennis Championship on May 21 in Waco.

 Lady Movin' Mavs players Abby Dunkin and Rose Hollerman were selected to the USA national team competing at the 2015 International Wheelchair Basketball Federation ParaPan Games in Toronto, Canada, this fall. Hollerman was a member of the USA team that finished fourth at the 2012 Paralympics in London.

Summer intramural sports available

Team sports and deadlines are indoor soccer, June 10; softball, June 17; and sand volleyball, June 24. Individual sports are free and include tennis, June 10; racquetball, June 24; billiards, June 25; badminton, July 14; poker, July 23; and MavStrong competition, Aug. 6.

(For more sports news, go to,, or


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